The Fight of Faith
However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8) Now is not the time to give up. God will be glorified in our trials. Written to encourage the weary to not lose...
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However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8)
Now is not the time to give up. God will be glorified in our trials. Written to encourage the weary to not lose heart, Bruce McDonald penned The Fight of Faith after seeing countless examples of men and women who lost confidence in God.
BRUCE MCDONALD, International Director of Sports for ABWE, has been a missionary with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism since 1977. From 1987 to 2001 Bruce served as Chaplain for the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team. He was Collegian All American in baseball and basketball, and spent time in the New York Mets farm system. Bruce speaks extensively and is the author of two books: Bridge Evangelism and Real Men Pray. He and Beverly, his wife, are the parents of three grown children and live in the Colorado Springs area.
- <div><p>foreword</p><p>acknowledgments</p><p>introduction: A Heart-perplexing Question</p><p>1. Where Is God?</p><p>2. What Is Faith?</p><p>3. More Valuable Than Gold</p><p>4. Why Satan Hates Faith</p><p>5. Going Down With God</p><p>6. Help In The Conflict</p><p>7. Knowing The Game Plan</p><p>8. Armed For Conflict</p><p>9. Trials, A Necessary Process</p><p>10. Trials, A Heavenly Intent</p><p>11. Faith The Second Time Around</p><p>12. What  Should I Expect?</p><p>13. Faith's Affirmation</p><p>14. "he Was Here A Minute Ago"</p><p>15. Where Should Our Confidence Be Placed?</p><p>16. Rock Solid About God's Love</p><p>17. God Is Generous</p><p>18. Your Reward, Beyond Imagination</p><p>notes</p></div>
Most Christians have heard and believe that the Christian life is a walk of faith. But just what does that look like? We read about the great patriarch of faith, Abraham, who "against all hope" believed "without weakening in his faith. . . . He did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised" (See Romans 4:18-25). I don't know about you, but that does not describe my usual walk of faith. In looking at great men and women of faith, we may desire to have a faith like theirs. To have more faith, we observe Bible characters such as Job, a man who lost everything-possessions, children, health, social standing, and the love of his wife. His initial response? We read in the Job 1:20-21 that "then he fell to the ground in worship and said: 'Naked I come from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.'" We will, no doubt, feel pain and bewilderment, but God will not let us go. By God's power we will believe even in the smoldering ruins and even if it is after a time of unbelief.